Squier by Fender Bullet Strat with Tremolo Brown Sunburst
Fender initially introduced its Bullet series as the first of a line of student guitars for those who were picking up the instrument for the first time. With that said, it may be more geared towards those still learning to play, but it can be used even by players who are starting to play out and record music as well.
The three single-coil pickups in the bridge, middle, and neck positions allow players to manipulate the guitar’s tone as they see fit, using the five-position pickup switching blade to dial in the appropriate sound. The neck is smooth and many players appreciate the ease with which they can execute particularly rock and blues-style fret board moves like hammer-on’s and pull-off’s on the rosewood fingerboard.
The Bullet’s vintage-style tremolo arm bridge also gives players the ability to make their notes dive and soar in the style of other tremolo proponents such as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen. And while the guitar is more prone to go out of tune from such hijinks in comparison to some of the higher priced tremolo-equipped axes, it remains a go-to option for guitarists seeking that classic Fender feel for a great price.